Customizing Your MagicBands

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How fun is it to be able to customize your MagicBands for your upcoming trip?  Not only is your MagicBand functional – it accesses your park admission, FastPass+ reservations, dining plans, unlocks your resort hotel door, can charge purchases back to your room, and collects photos for you – but it’s just pretty cool to wear too!

MagicBands

Your MagicBand serves as a point of access to everything linked to your My Disney Experience account which I think of as a hub!

Disney offers complimentary colors of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, and grey, but you now have the option to upgrade your MagicBand too before you travel! You can now pay the difference between your complimentary color ($14.99) and a themed MagicBand.

Customizing MagicBands

Customizing your MagicBands isn’t difficult, but it can get a little confusing as to when you can customize your bands, if you’ve already done it and want to modify your order, and when MagicBands ship.

Here is a recording going through the process of customizing your MagicBands!

Here is a flip book of screenshots of the step-by-step process to select your MagicBand (similar to the video but you can flip through this one quicker if you prefer – no commentary though).

Key things to note about customizing MagicBands:
  • You can customize your MagicBands as soon as your reservation is booked, but your MagicBands will not ship until closer to your travel date – typically closer to 30 days prior.
  • If you want them shipped to your home, you should customize them at least 40 days prior to your trip to guarantee delivery. MagicBands customized after that may ship to your resort.
  • You will receive grey MagicBands at your resort if you do not customize your order more than 6 days prior to your check-in date.
  • You will receive an email notification when they ship – you can track them too! You can also see the tracking info in your My Disney Experience account.
  • If you have only selected complimentary colors, you can go back to your order and update them.
  • If you select upgraded themed MagicBands for which you make a payment, that is handled like a purchase transaction and the order will ship once processed. Your entire order will ship so you want to make sure you have customized every guest’s MagicBand at this time if selecting any upgrades. Basically, the whole order gets processed when purchasing an upgraded band – this can be a little tricky if different guests want different upgrades and they’re not all in stock.
  • You can bring old or even your new MagicBands to your resort to be recycled.
  • You customize our MagicBands in the browser version of your My Disney Experience account – even if you navigate to the MagicBands & Cards section under your profile in the app, you will be directed to a browser to customize them.
Confirm Customization

Sample of Email Confirmation when you customize your order:

Your address will be confirmed here with your order details.  The shipping address is one you must confirm as it’s not tied to your reservation details.

MagicBand Upgrades

The selection of themed MagicBands does change daily and sometimes more are available on other days.  I find checking first thing in the morning (early) often results in the largest selection.  If you’d like to select an upgraded MagicBand, be sure to have everyone in your party’s selected as they will ship once the transaction (purchase) is complete.

Examples of themed MagicBands

Need Help?

Most importantly, if you get confused, reach out to your Travel Counselor so they can assist you.  We rely on Mickey’s IT Team quite often if you are seeing something that doesn’t look right!

I hope that information helps you customize your MagicBand!  It’s one step closer to your vacation!  If you don’t have a vacation booked, let me know and we can fix that!

I’d love to help you and your family plan your next vacation whether it be a Disney destination or somewhere else!  We help plan vacations all over the world so just send me an email at jocelyn@themagicforless.com or fill out a no-obligation quote request to get started! And be sure to follow me on Facebook!

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Jocelyn Martins

About Jocelyn Martins

I have been traveling my entire life and love any time at Disney parks, Universal Orlando, on cruise ships, at the beach, and really any place with my family and friends. While Walt Disney World is my home park, I've visited Disneyland and Disneyland Paris- when it first opened as EuroDisney, and find it hard to choose a favorite park but especially love all thing Epcot! I am also a huge Harry Potter fan and just love soaking up the Wizard World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando. And any cruise or destination by the water simply makes my happy (salt water heals everything). ?I love to make memories while traveling and am passionate about helping others plan time together, making their own memories. My three girls have been traveling since my oldest was just 10 weeks old so I'm experienced at traveling with children, as well as multi-generational families and large groups.There are so many options available with Disney and Universal destinations, as well as cruises, that I believes there is a magical trip out there for everyone, and thrive on finding that perfect-for-you trip! I am a specialist in these destinations and love helping guests put together the best trip for them.I also stay active throughout the year training for the runDisney race challenges on both coasts – there’s nothing like running through the parks! My other loves include any time spent with my husband children, reading, and going to the beach.

2 thoughts on “Customizing Your MagicBands

  1. Brian

    What happens with Magic Bands for international guests, because those are delivered to the resort? Is there any difference in the customization process?

  2. Jocelyn MartinsJocelyn Martins Post author

    Hi Brian! Great question! You can still customize the complimentary bands the same way and they’ll be waiting at your Walt Disney World resort hotel for you upon check-in. At this time, International guests can only select the complementary colors as the premium band upgrades will only process for US addresses since those get shipped at the time of purchase. I hope you have a great trip!

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